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Vern Buchanan Continues the Fight Against Synthetic Drugs

February 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his efforts cracking down on synthetic drugs by championing U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi’s, R-Ohio, “Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention” (STOP) Act.

Tiberi’s proposal increases screening at U.S. Postal Service facilities on packages arriving from oversees in order to reduce shipments of fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic drugs. Those drugs are considered far more powerful than heroin and have increasingly been shipped from China in recent years. 

NRSC Slams Bill Nelson for Similarity to Elizabeth Warren in Early 2018 Ad

February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Bill Nelson and Elizabeth Warren

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) launched an early shot at U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., noting how often he votes alongside U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Carlos Curbelo: Tax Reform Helps Small Businesses

February 22, 2017 - 8:30am

From his new seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla,, is making the case that tax reform helps small businesses. 

Francis Rooney Ready for the National Stage at CPAC

February 21, 2017 - 8:15am
Francis Rooney

While he has only been in Congress for less than two months, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has already generated some buzz as a possible candidate for statewide office and that noise will only increase as he is set to play a big role at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later this week. 

Stephanie Murphy Chosen to Lead Democrats on Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee

February 20, 2017 - 10:30am
Stephanie Murphy

Despite taking a seat in Congress for the first time last month, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will be leading Democrats on a U.S. House subcommittee. 

Marco Rubio Pushes HSA, FSA Reform on Capitol Hill

February 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Orrin Hatch, Marco Rubio and Erik Paulsen

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to bring out a proposal expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Marco Rubio Starts CECC Chairmanship By Focusing on Hong Kong

Donald Trump's Just the Latest President With Ties to Florida

February 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and Harry Truman

While Florida remains one of the most pivotal states in American politics, the Sunshine State has never produced a single president, vice president or even a candidate or running mate on a national party’s ticket. But plenty of presidents have links to Florida including the current one.  Donald Trump seems set to spend plenty of time in Mar-a-Lago, even as New York remains his home base as his presidency begins. 

Florida Delegation Reacts to Netanyahu's White House Visit

February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Marco Rubio, Benjamin Netanyahu and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

With President Donald Trump meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday, members of the Florida delegation divided on party lines about the new administration’s policies for peace in the Middle East.

Mayport Selected as Home Base for Triton Drone Squadron

February 16, 2017 - 8:30am

On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy announced that Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville will host its new MQ-4C Triton drone squadron.

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